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Should I remove Adobe Reader XI?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,226
United States Rank #941
Reach 0.6586%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.21 days
566.81 days >
Average installed length: 297.81 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.0.02 100.00%

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Adobe Reader XI 11.0.02

What is Adobe Reader XI?  (from Adobe Systems)

Adobe Reader is a program that is intended to give you the capability to read, edit and print the popular Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file type, as well as adding a whole host of functions on top of the basic reader. PDF files are a particularly professional looking file type that enables you to read texts in ...  Read more

Overview

Adobe Reader XI 11.0.02 is a program developed by Adobe Systems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 60 files and is usually about 113.04 MB (118,534,629 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 59% of users of Adobe Reader XI come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.adobe.com
Help link: www.adobe.com/support/main.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AB0000000001}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 113.04 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Adobe Reader XI 11.0.02

  • AcroBroker.exe - Adobe PDF Broker Process for Internet Explorer
  • AcroTextExtractor.exe - Adobe Acrobat text extractor for non-PDF files (AcroTextExtractor)
  • PDFPrevHndlrShim.exe - Adobe PDF Preview Handler Helper Application
  • piaglbreakfinder.dll - XML Form Architecture's AGL Break Finder
  • AXE8SharedExpat.dll - AXE8SharedExpat 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (AXE Shared EXPAT (UTF-8 native))
  • AdobeXMP.dll - Adobe XMP Core 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Adobe XMP Core 5.4-c005 ( 32 bit ))
  • ExtendScript.dll - ExtendScript 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Adobe ExtendScript scripting engine (32 bit))
  • rt3d.dll - 3D Runtime Dynamic Link Library (3D Runtime 11.0)
  • ahclient.dll - AdobeHelp Dynamic Link Library (Adobe Help Client Library)
  • BIBUtils.dll - BIBUtils 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Bravo Interface Binder Utilities)
  • CoolType.dll - CoolType 2012/11/18-18:22:45 (CoolType Typography Engine)
  • JP2KLib.dll - JP2KLib 2012/11/26-13:26:55 (Adobe JPEG2000 Core Library)
  • ScCore.dll - ScCore 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Scripting Components Core (32 bit))
  • adoberfp.dll - Adobe Reader File Preview
  • AXSLE.dll - AXSLE 2012/08/23-13:03:03 (Adobe XSLT Engine)
  • PDFPrevHndlr.dll - Adobe PDF Preview Handler
  • AdobeLinguistic.dll - Adobe Linguisitc Library (Linguistic Library)
  • LogTransport2.exe - LogTransport Application
  • ACE.dll - ACE 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Adobe Color Engine)
  • AGM.dll - AGM 2012/11/18-18:22:45 (Adobe Graphics Manager)
  • BIB.dll - BIB 2012/09/07-19:07:31 (Bravo Interface Binder)
  • wow_helper.exe - Adobe Reader WOW Helper
  • A3DUtils.dll - 3D Utilities Library (3D Utilities Library 11.0)
  • AcroRdIF.dll - Adobe PDF IFilter (PDF IFilter)
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502)
  • Acrofx32.dll - Adobe Acrobat (Lotus Notes Field Exchange Module for Adobe Acrobat)
  • AcroSup64.dll - Acrobat 64 bit Installer Support
  • reader_sl.exe - Adobe Acrobat SpeedLauncher
  • AcroRd32.dll - Adobe Reader
  • AcroRd32.exe
  • AcroRd32Info.exe
  • arh.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Redistribution Helper)
  • amtlib.dll - AMTLib (AMT Licensing)
  • Eula.exe - EULA (Eula display)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe - Adobe Collaboration Synchronizer 11.0
  • nppdf32.dll - Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.02
  • ccme_asym.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - RSA BSAFE Crypto-C Micro Edition (Asymmetric encryption library)
  • ccme_base_non_fips.dll (by RSA - The Security Division of EMC) - Base library - non-FIPS algorithms
  • ccme_ecc.dll - ECC library and curve parameters - FIPS only
  • ccme_ecdrbg.dll - ECDRBG library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nppdf32.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • nppdf32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Reader Plugin for Firefox' with a plugin key of 'Adobe Reader' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player' with a plugin key of [email protected]/FlashPlayer'.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • AcroRd32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90FF67E9-3C8B-4538-9731-CDE39EBE36EC}' (runs on registration).
  • AcroRd32Info.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8F35F55F-207C-4A23-AF9C-4565E6344212}' (runs on registration).
  • Eula.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7F6D63D-57B0-4531-96B9-339476F18753}' (runs on registration).
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9458328F-2204-4688-A746-846349A12995}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Adobe Acrobat Synchronizer' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Synchronizer' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe".
  • reader_sl.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe Reader Speed Launcher' which loads as C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AcroRd32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe'.
  • reader_sl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe'.
  • AdobeCollabSync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AdobeCollabSync.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

AcroRd32.exe
Memory:58.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0026451863%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00165920%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00098599%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Adobe Reader XI?

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Or, you can uninstall Adobe Reader XI from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Adobe Reader XI (11.0.02), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Adobe Reader XI.

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.62%
Windows 8 11.60%
Windows XP 10.98%
Windows Vista 1.76%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.43%
Windows 7 Professional 13.56%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.91%
Windows 8 Pro 2.94%
Windows 8 2.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.93%
  United Kingdom 5.87%
  Canada 3.60%
  India 2.84%
  Iran 2.53%
  Australia 2.05%
  Indonesia 1.50%
  Brazil 0.99%
  Germany 0.98%
  Philippines 0.86%
  Malaysia 0.83%
  Romania 0.79%
  Egypt 0.73%
  Israel 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.30%
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Acer 13.74%
Toshiba 8.15%
ASUS 7.10%
GIGABYTE 7.01%
Lenovo 4.15%
Samsung 2.89%
Intel 2.60%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Sahara 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.57%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.55%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.49%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.39%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.17%

About Adobe Systems

Adobe Systems Incorporated is computer program company focused on the creation of multimedia & creativity program products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Net application program development.
Publisher URL: www.adobe.com

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